Working for the Knife
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[Verse 1]
I cry at the start of every movie
I guess ’cause I wish I was making things too
But I’m working for the knife

[Verse 2]
I used to think I would tell stories
But nobody cared for the stories I had about
No good guys

[Verse 3]
I always knew the world moves on
I just didn’t know it would go without me
I start the day high and it ends so low
‘Cause I’m working for the knife

[Verse 4]
I used to think I’d be done by 20
Now at 29 the road ahead appears the same
Though maybe at 30 I’ll see a way to change
That I’m living for the knife

[Verse 5]
I always thought the choice was mine
And I was right but I just chose wrong
I start the day lying and end with the truth
That I’m dying for the knife“Working for the Knife” is the first single from Mitski’s upcoming 6th studio album. On October 4th, her social media was reactivated after a two-year hiatus to announce the track.Over a bold, synth-heavy instrumental, Mitski sings about living a life under the constant thought of death, exploring themes of growing older and the cynicism that comes with it.“It’s about going from being a kid with a dream, to a grown up with a job, and feeling that somewhere along the way you got left behind. It’s being confronted with a world that doesn’t seem to recognize your humanity, and seeing no way out of it.”

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